Publication Abstracts

Rosenzweig et al. 2006

Rosenzweig, C., S. Gaffin, and L. Parshall (Eds.), 2006: Green Roofs in the New York Metropolitan Region: Research Report. Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

New York City faces a suite of extant and emergent environmental and human health challenges in the 21st century. The need to understand the nature of these challenges, and to evaluate potential mitigation and adaptation strategies, requires innovative scientific research and assessment, coupled with sound policy development, land-use planning, technological innovation, and urban development. This study explores the development of "green" or vegetated rooft ops in New York City — a technology that has been implemented in municipalities around the world as a strategy for mitigating such challenges as stormwater runoff pollution and high urban temperatures.